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Settling Ashley Madison Data Breach Lawsuit Was Likely 'Inevitable'

By Ed Silverstein |

Experts say that the settlement, announced for $11.2 million earlier this month, made sense for all parties involved.

Settling Ashley Madison Data Breach Lawsuit Was Likely 'Inevitable'

By Ed Silverstein |

Experts say that the settlement, announced for $11.2 million earlier this month, made sense for all parties involved.

Settling Ashley Madison Data Breach Lawsuit Was Likely 'Inevitable'

By Ed Silverstein |

Experts say that the settlement, announced for $11.2 million earlier this month, made sense for all parties involved.

Former Conn. Attorney Sentenced to 30 Months for Role in Scheme

By By ROBERT STORACE |

A former Bridgeport-based attorney has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his part in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut.

Support Fair Wage for Connecticut Judges

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD |

Our judges are underpaid in terms of their peers across the country. The General Assembly voted these raises four years ago. It is right that the promise should be kept, and the judicial unions should support it.

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut in New Haven.

Parents of Toddler Sue Manufacturer After Son Ingests Lamp Fuel Oil

By ROBERT STORACE |

The parents of a 2-year-old Fairfield boy who ingested clear liquid lamp fuel oil have sued the manufacturer, claiming the company should have known its merchandise could be misconstrued as a container of water.

Man Sues Police Officer After Collision

By ROBERT STORACE |

A New Haven man injured after a North Haven police officer struck his motor scooter while in high pursuit of another vehicle has filed a lawsuit against the officer and the town.

Danbury Housing Discrimination Suit Ends in $50,000 Settlement

By ROBERT STORACE |

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center notched a $50,000 settlement against a landlord and a real estate agent accused of not allowing a tenant to pay some of her rent with a federal Housing Choice Voucher, also known as Section 8.

L-R John Cerrata and Jennifer Shukla.

Navigating Recent Changes to Connecticut Design Law

By Jennifer Shukla and John Cerreta, Day Pitney |

The Bifolck and Izzarelli opinions explain that, in virtually all design defect cases, Connecticut courts must apply the risk-utility test, previously known as the modified consumer expectations test, to determine whether a product is unreasonably dangerous.

Calling All Contributing Authors

On Aug. 21, the Connecticut Law Tribune will publish its special section on insurance law and we're seeking submissions from contributing authors.

Melissa A. Federico of Murtha Cullina

Melissa Federico Joins Board of Lawyers for Children America

Melissa A. Federico of Hartford's Murtha Cullina has been elected to the board of directors of Lawyers for Children America.

Manny Cicchiello of the Hartford law firm Cicchiello & Cicchiello.

Former Wells Fargo Employee Claims He Was Fired for Talking Ethics

By ROBERT STORACE |

A former district manager claims he was fired in retaliation for discussing with employees a separate scandal hitting the bank.

Jared M. Alfin, a partner with Hassett & George.

Jared M. Alfin Named Partner at Hassett & George

Jared M. Alfin has been named a partner at Simsbury-based Hassett & George. Alfin has been practicing since 2004.

Duracell Sues Retailer for Trademark Infringement

By ROBERT STORACE |

Duracell claims Ocean State is selling and marketing infringing "grey market" batteries meant for sale in foreign countries.